Want to speed up your Mac and get rid of that spinning “beach ball”? Defragging your Mac hard drive with Drive Genius 3’s award-winning defrag tool is your best option to improve your hard disk drive’s speed and performance. Hey, who doesn’t want a faster Mac?
What does defragging a hard drive actually mean?
Your Mac has millions of files on its HDD. As the hard drive is used, the Mac starts to run out of space to put very large files. When that happens, your Mac fragments large files, places bits of the file in one location and other bits of it in other location. The more time that goes by, the more you’re going to have fragments of files all over your hard drive. This is a problem because opening and using files slows way down when your files are fragmented. The reason is because your Mac has to open the file and piece the various pieces together as it’s opening. This is one reason you may see the beach ball more often than you used to (it’s a sign of having a fragmented HDD). Article Continues…
DriveSlim is another key tool in Prosoft’s award-winning Drive Genius 3 software that helps you easily clean up your Mac hard drive and regain valuable hard drive space with various slimming plans. This is especially useful for SSD owners!
How does DriveSlim work?
DriveSlim offers the following options to clean up your hard drive and reclaim space:
Duplicate File Search and Delete
Ever wonder how many duplicate files you have on your hard drive? DriveSlim can search for all duplicates, show you their location and let you delete the unnecessary duplicates. This can save you tons of space on your hard drive.
DrivePulse is a convenient tool within the award-winning Drive Genius 3 software that monitors the overall health of your Mac hard drives by alerting you to possible issues before they become major problems. Mac OS X does not include any utility to do this, so DrivePulse is a valuable tool to protect and monitor the health of your hard drives.
How does DrivePulse work?
DrivePulse monitors the health of your internal or external hard drives daily when your computer is idle for five minutes to check for errors, fragmentation, or bad blocks.
How do I use DrivePulse?
After installing Drive Genius 3, you just need to enable the DrivePulse feature. From there you will see the DrivePulse icon (the rectangle highlighted below) now located in the top right section of your toolbar. Article Continues…
Monday, November 18th, 2013 | Author: OWC Mason
Some products are simply must-haves because they are just so necessary and affordable. The NewerTech NuScribe 2-in-1 Touch Screen Stylus falls into that category. It makes life so much easier that always having one handy is a no-brainer.
For starters, if you have clumsy thumbs like me, the NuScribe makes texting and scrolling on your iPhone a lot easier. Thanks to its precision formed, soft rubber nib, navigating through my iPad and iPhone has become lot smoother. It also prevents smudging on your touchscreen. That’s a win-win.
Personally, its impact on accurate texting is particularly useful to me. My thumbs tend to type things like, “gty tgjr!” and “qgat yp?” instead of “hey there!” and “what up?” when left to their own devices. The NuScribe immediately eliminated that issue.
If you need more proof as to the NuScribe’s versatility, check out my recent app review of Adobe Ideas. I did all of the digital art in that post with the NuScribe. I realize it’s not museum worthy stuff, but it does show how well the NuScribe can handle complex tasks. Not just any stylus could perfectly capture the arrogance of Captain Kirk’s bare torso.
Friday, November 8th, 2013 | Author: OWC Mason
The iPad has many utilitarian uses, but my personal favorite is using it as a second screen to track my fantasy football teams when I slip into my 10-hour football coma on Sundays. Naturally, propping my iPad up throughout the entire ordeal can be pretty cumbersome. It’s hard to sit on the edge of your seat, waiting to see if Cleveland’s second string running back is going to get the eight more yards you need to win when you are supporting an iPad on your lap.
That’s where the NewerTech NuStand 360 comes in. It’s completely changed my NFL watching experience in 2013, transforming my iPad from an inconvenience during football games into an exemplary second screen that enhances my game day experience.
Gone are the days when I had to control myself when my quarterback made a big play. Instead of worrying about my iPad flying off my lap when I jump for joy, I can just land on my feet and quickly glance at my strategically placed iPad supported by the NuStand to see how many points I just scored. Article Continues…